Community Services Advisory Council

The Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS) Office of Community Services Community Services Advisory Council (CSAC) was established for the purpose of implementing Public Law 88-452, as passed by the 88th Congress of the United States. This law is also known as the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 as amended, the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Act of 1981, and the Pennsylvania Community Act (P.L. 1263, Act 116). The federally-mandated CSAC serves in an advisory capacity to the Community Services Block Grant grantee, which in Allegheny County, outside the city of Pittsburgh, is the Department of Human Services/Office of Community Services.

Current Members

  • Tom Baker (SLI)
  • Rico Carter (RLI)
  • Stephanie Eson (SLI)
  • Andrea Horton-Mericli (P)
  • Dee Lanier (RLI)
  • Crystal Lehmeier (RLI)
  • Elayne Masters (RLI)
  • Bill McDowell (RLI)
  • Dillon Moore (P)
  • Mary Frances Pilarski (SLI)
  • James Ritchie (P)
  • Mike Selep (SLI)
  • Lynn Tatala (SLI), Council President
  • Laura Zinski (P)
  • Vacancy (P)
  • Vacancy (SLI)

P = Political Appointee
RLI = Representative of Low-Income
SLI = Service to Low-Income